thewellers.net http://thewellers.net Updates from on the road Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:47:55 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://i2.wp.com/thewellers.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/cropped-KandL-IBR17-Start.jpg?fit=32%2C32 thewellers.net http://thewellers.net 32 32 51047557 Iron Butt Rally 2017 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iron-butt-rally-ibr-2017 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iron-butt-rally-ibr-2017#comments Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:30:23 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=10958 T-1

It’s early Sunday afternoon and we’re waiting for the Riders’ Meeting at 14.30. This year we don’t have to attend the Rookies’ meeting as we are already Iron Butt Rally finishers. 

The last couple of days have been rather relaxed. Friday was spent mostly catching up with old friends and sleeping. We  had to …

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It’s been a while… http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/its-been-a-while http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/its-been-a-while#comments Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:28:07 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=10906 Just over two and a half years in fact, and some of you may have wondered where we went.
It's been an, er, 'interesting' couple of years.

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IBA European Tour 2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/european-tour-2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/european-tour-2014#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:56:30 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=4161 Leg 1

“Where are you going for your holiday, Lyn?”, “Europe”, “Whereabouts?”, “er…Europe!”. Apart from knowing the start of the IBA European Tour was in Stuttgart we had no idea where we might end up so I’m sorry for being vague.

Our ‘holiday’ was going to be spent participating in the first European-wide Iron Butt …

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Shake, Rattle and, er, Vibrate (SS1000) http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/shake-rattle-and-er-vibrate http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/shake-rattle-and-er-vibrate#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:01:03 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=4075 And another quick entry…

The specialist had not-so-good news and better news (Lyn thinks they’re both variations of ‘bad’ but I guess it depends on your perspective). The pain in my arm (see previous entry) was being caused by the silastic implant that had replaced my smashed radial head twenty-two years ago. I appear to …

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Hello, my name is Kevin and I’m an idiot! http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/hello-my-name-is-kevin-and-im-an-idiot http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/hello-my-name-is-kevin-and-im-an-idiot#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:41:30 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=4039 Everyone knows you don’t go green-laning on your own, don’t they?

Would you go down a byway on your own that you’ve never been down before, while on a bike that weighs 575lbs, dry, and has road tyres on?

How about if the bike was pretty much brand new (you’re riding it home from its …

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The Castle Road, Pilsner RTE June 2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/the-castle-road-pilsner-rte-june-2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/the-castle-road-pilsner-rte-june-2014#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:58:28 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=3903 For our second IBA European RTE of the year we were going to the Pilsner factory in the Czech Republic. We didn’t want to hammer down the motorway to Pilsner then do the same on the way back so we extended the trip by a couple of days to make it more interesting.

Kevin worked …

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Brit Butt Rally 2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/brit-butt-rally-may-2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/brit-butt-rally-may-2014#comments Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:23:33 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=3796 Another bank holiday rally and you know what that means. Somewhere in Great Britain it’s going to be raining.

This was the 2014 Brit Butt Rally. Regular readers may remember that two years ago we didn’t take the rally book literally and it cost us 10,000 points. This year we did take the rally book …

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I Can’t Believe it’s not Wetter! Aalborg RTE April 2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/i-cant-believe-its-not-wetter-aalborg-rte-april-2014 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/i-cant-believe-its-not-wetter-aalborg-rte-april-2014#comments Thu, 01 May 2014 10:55:01 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=3656 It’s official, Denmark doesn’t hate us any more! I’m pretty sure that every time we’ve ridden through Denmark it’s been tipping down with rain. Today it didn’t. In fact, it was glorious. This is our first trip of the year – an Iron Butt Europe Ride to Eat to Aalborg – ostensibly to visit the …

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IBA UK Seville RTE, October 2013 (BBG2500km) http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/iba-uk-seville-rte-october-2013 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/iba-uk-seville-rte-october-2013#comments Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:36:02 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=3534 While the rest of England was basking in Hurricane Horrid we were enduring the sort of riding that only beautiful weather can provide…mostly.

The target was Seville in Southern Spain for an Iron Butt UK Ride to Eat on Saturday. Kevin suggested we tried a BunBurner Gold ride on our way down and, being a …

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European Roadrunner Rally 2013 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/european-roadrunner-rally-september-2013 http://thewellers.net/motorcycling/iba/european-roadrunner-rally-september-2013#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 05:58:44 +0000 http://thewellers.net/?p=3376 Over the years the IBA Germany Rally has developed into much more than a ride round Germany so we were looking forward to some exciting challenges ahead. We weren’t to be disappointed. This year was somewhat different as Gerhard and Frank, the usual IBA Germany Rallymasters, were to be joined by Homer Krout, an American …

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